What is the body doing at the bone and skeletal level, as you are belly dancing? This is a different approach to the observation of this elegant art form. The Belly dance which helps you to master your body at all levels.
So this is how we look when were bellydancing! My summer goal is to edit this video around the song shik shak shok.
Eee! Look at the amazing shots Phoebus-Foto got of me, from the Portland Belly Dance Guild’s show this past weekend @ Columbia Willamette Pagan Pride Day! XD
I offered up a water-based ritual performance, and because of problems I had during my segment (terrain, costuming hiccups, etc.) I was SO WIGGED OUT about my performance.. I could hardly believe how well it was received by the other dancers & our lovely audience members. ..Have you ever had moments like that..? So many things went wrong (which thankfully I covered up from the audience, but still, I felt affected the show).. that I had no -idea- there was even possibility for moments like this. ♥ -Even though the feeling.. the essence of the piece thankfully stayed intact, I was SO upset by how it had felt, behind my own eyes.. yanno..? So to find these is an absolute & HUGE delight! ^_^ (Plus, it reminds me how there were some truly GOOD moments in that show, ‘cause the photographer caught a few of them. ^_^ -And that is another blessing. ^_^)
Sometimes, we truly can be our own worst critics, and this performance taught me that it’s important-as performers, as a courtesy to our fellow dancers, ourselves AND our audience-not to let our thoughts on our work color the impressions of others. :) What we see going wrong willy-nilly, the audience may NEVER pick up on. -And that’s a super thing- for all parties involved. :D
So thank you SO MUCH, mister camera man!! For the shots, and for the reminder, as well as for the preservation of the good, pure moments. ^_^ These are beauuuutiful, and I positively adore ‘em! ^_^
And thank YOU as well to the Portland Belly Dance Guild, for including me in your show amongst so many talented and incredible dancers! ^_^ What a many-fold blessing- in myriad ways! ^_^ *beams & bounces joyously about*
look at these things
they’re like tiny
but instead of breathing fire they squeak and cuddle
and they have funny ears and noses
I mean really
bats are amazing
This post is so important to me
Bats are the cutest things ever. They were already my favorite animal, I didn’t need any more convincing.